WHAT IS RFID

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the wireless non-contact use of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data, for the purposes of automatically identifying and tracking tags attached to objects.
The tags contain electronically stored information. Some tags are powered by and read at short ranges (a few meters) via magnetic fields (electromagnetic induction). Others use a local power source such as a battery, or else have no battery but collect energy from the interrogating EM field, and then act as a passive transponder to emit microwaves or UHF radio waves (i.e., electromagnetic radiation at high frequencies). Battery powered tags may operate at hundreds of meters.
Unlike a bar code, the tag does not necessarily need to be within line of sight of the reader, and may be embedded in the tracked object.
RFID tags are used in many industries.

Asset Tracking

Asset Tracking

Every successful business depends on the use of high value IT assets including laptops, servers, hand held devices and even hard drives. Having this equipment stolen from your business premises can be expensive, inconvenient and extremely frustrating. The loss of critical information contained on these assets can be particularly damaging. It is therefore essential to take every opportunity to protect these valuable assets. UHF RFID can be deployed on your business premises to track hundreds, even thousands of IT assets that are crucial to your business. With Surveway SA’s asset tracking solution, you will know where your assets are and who is in possession of the asset as well as a complete audit trail from asset purchase to disposal.

  • Stock control and cycle counting
  • Stock receiving
  • Stock replenishment
  • Item locating
  • Loss detection/prevention
  • Demand forecasting
  • Improved stock accuracy
  • Near real time stock management
  • Reduce stock outs
  • Minimize markdowns
  • Reduce stock carrying costs
  • Improve staff efficiency
  • Improve sales.
Asset management

Asset Management

Using UHF RFID to manage your business assets streamlines the management of these assets reducing time spent tracking and managing them. Since asset management is improved, asset visibility, maintenance and asset uptime can be improved thereby improving the lifespan of the asset and increasing the return on investment. RFID labels and tags can be affixed to all types of assets including furniture, equipment, IT hardware, infrastructure and machinery.

  • Asset inventory, tracking and management
  • Asset inspections, maintenance and repair
  • Mobile device asset management
  • Maximize asset lifecycle and improve asset utilization
  • Minimize asset replacement costs
  • Increase staff productivity
  • Ensure quick and cost effective asset audits by eliminating hard to access bar codes and other manual asset audits
  • Improve utilization and visibility of IT assets
  • Provide cost-effective ‘cradle-to-grave’ real-time asset management.
Pallet tracking

Pallet Tracking

Returnable Transport Items (RTI’s) are expensive and a key asset to any supplier that has to move and deliver stock. Using UHF RFID, containers such as wooden and plastic pallets, bins, crates and cages can be tracked into and out of your site or locations within your site. Because the management of these RTI’s is improved, there are less replacements and improved cost recovery for lost and damaged containers.

  • Returnable Transport Items
  • Reduced overall investment due to improved management
  • Reduced shrinkage
  • Recover cost of lost or damaged RTI’s
  • Reduce the size of the RTI asset pool and associated storage costs
Retail Stock Management

Retail Stock Management

Retailers need detailed stock information to ensure the right product is available at the right time. Manual cycle counts can be costly to perform frequently enough to provide current information. Surveway SA provides UHF RFID solutions to accurately scan and manage stock information providing visibility into individual product levels, allowing retailers to make sure that customers find the products they want to purchase on the store shelves. and since the information is collected automatically, sales staff can spend more time with your customers instead of managing stock.

  • Stock control and cycle counting
  • Stock receiving
  • Stock replenishment
  • Item locating
  • loss detection/prevention
  • Demand forecasting
  • Improved stock accuracy
  • Near real time stock management
  • Reduce stock outs
  • Minimize markdowns
  • Reduce stock carrying costs
  • Improve staff efficiency
  • Improve sales
Sports Timing

Sports Timing

Many organisations use RFID for the accurate timing of sports events. RFID race timing can be successfully used in road racing, bicycle racing, motor cross and other similar sports events. Discuss your requirements with Surveway SA, we supply high performance RFID readers, antennas and labels to accurately record your results. In addition, we will customise a software solution that will meet your budget.

  • Road racing
  • Cycle racing
  • Mountain bike racing
  • Go-karting
  • Motor cross racing
  • Accurate race timing
  • Improved event results management

Contact us now to implement RFID in your business!